A Day Late…

I wish I'd had a better camera than the iPhone with me.  The skies were incredible

I wish I’d had a better camera than the iPhone with me. The skies were incredible

…and many dollars short.

Sunday when I’d been planning to post my ROW80 check-in, I went instead to the Altamont Fair with the hubby and the Boodle.  No regrets, of course.  The story fodder alone made the trip worth it, but I also got inspired to explore tow of my other interests (photography and drawing) in further depth.

Next year I intend to enter some pieces to the Fair.

The Boodle rode this things six times in a row

The Boodle rode this things six times in a row

A day at the Fair is not the nicest thing to the wallet.  One meal there, eaten standing on the Midway while a rollercoaster clattered on its tracks yards from me, cost more than a steak dinner a most casual restaurants (and I brought my drink).  But such events don’t happen daily (unless one works as a carny), and it was one of the better lamb gyros I’ve had.

What does this mean for my ROW80 progress?  No much save for distracting me from posting on time.  The good thing is that I’m starting to get caught up on all my goals (though I did have to go back to my original post of this round to make sure of what they were).  Vacations!  Ah… distraction.  Heavenly distraction…

In overview, here are my Round 3 ROW80 goals:

  • write my five sentences a day;
  • read something for pleasure;
  • get fresh air and exercise some daily;
  • spend quality time with friends and family;
  • type in/edit my JuNoWriMo notebooks

ROW80LogocopyIt’s nice to say I can put a check into every one of those, except the JuNoWriMo notebook typing.  I only did a day of that.  But, YES!  Progress, at last.  And what’s more, it happened so smoothly that I wasn’t even sure I’d been getting enough done until I checked.  There’s something magical about making progress effortlessly (or at least seeming to).

I’m toying with the idea of adding in some more goals for the Round, but not too seriously.  I do still have catch up visits to make to for my sponsor duties.  I also have lots of administrative things to deal with for school (both my own and my son’s homeschooling/pt-school).  It’s a start however, and it’s nice to be starting with a feeling of accomplishment.

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5 responses to “A Day Late…

  1. Hooray for days spent doing family things. And for effortless progress! And those gorgeous pictures. We had a nice sky in Sterling, too – until it opened up and got us all sopping, even the war horses!

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    • Sopping war horses sounds like something a squire might mutter under his breath during his duties to his lord. 😉

      Thanks, Shan.

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      • Oh! I can totally hear it, now that you’ve said it! =D

        “Damned sopping war horses!”

        Why am I hearing that in Trip’s voice?!

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        • You can even make it an exclamation of surprise…

          “Great sopping warhorses!”

          Dunno about the voice… I heard it in Lewis Black’s voice my self. Or maybe Carlin’s…

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          • I don’t know Lewis Black, but I think Carlin could’ve done five solid minutes on it and made it sound incredibly naughty!

            I still hear Trip, stuck somewhere in the past or on a primitive planet, likely using it as a comedic curse….

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